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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Jiang Zemin slips down a notch in Beijing's order of seniority

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Listing behind Politburo Standing Committee members at funeral may be a sign that former head of state is heading for full retirement For the first time, the name of former president Jiang Zemin has been officially placed behind those of members of the Communist Party's current Politburo Standing Committee, prompting speculation that he is set to withdraw from the political ...


    Taiwan media speculate on Beijing's picks for cross-strait relations

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... that Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, and Commerce Minister Chen Deming are two officials being considered for cross-strait posts. Taiwanese media carried ... Conference, is the current deputy head of the group, with outgoing president Hu Jintao being the leader. Both had stepped down from the Politburo Standing Committee in November's party congress ...

  3. Top leaders step up focus on Europe

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... increasing significance to the forging of ties with countries in the region. The visits by three members of the Politburo Standing Committee and the country's highest-ranked female politician will span the continent and come at time when the country is still feeling the aftershocks of a political crisis following the ousting of Politburo colleague and Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai. ...

  4. Beijing puts stress on stable growth

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Politburo said after a meeting chaired by party chief Hu Jintao. The Communist Party's top leaders also pledged yesterday to maintain controls on housing prices and emphasise the stimulation ... structure. The Politburo meeting followed the release of a slew of economic data for last month by the National Bureau of Statistics, which showed a sharp slowdown in inflation and the moderation ...

  5. News - China

    Briefs, December 15, 2012

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE AND STAFF

    ... Hunan party secretary steps down from post Zhou Qiang has relinquished his position as party secretary of the standing committee of the Hunan provincial people's congress, Xinhua reported yesterday. Zhou had been considered a shoo-in for a seat on the new Politburo but did not make it at the party's national congress last month. Staff Reporter   Fire breaks out ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    World waits for timetable on Beijing's leadership transition

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for the 18th congress, as the leadership transition has been further complicated by the downfall of Bo Xilai , once a high-flying political star. If history can be any guide, the Politburo met during ... to fill in the Politburo and more powerful Politburo Standing Committee. So it is little wonder that the opening date of the congress carries so much political significance. And events thus far ...

  7. Rising star appointed to clear air over Games

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... focusing on air pollution in Beijing and human rights issues, sources said. Previously, Liu Qi, Beijing party secretary and a Politburo member, was the central government's point man in handling the complex preparatory work involving dozens of government departments, ministries and provinces. Sources said the appointment of Mr Xi, a new Politburo Standing Committee member, did ...

  8. Veteran revolutionary Chen Muhua dies

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Former vice-premier Chen Muhua died in Beijing yesterday, aged 90. The veteran Communist Party of China revolutionary, the second female vice-premier, held several other key posts including state councillor, Standing Committee of the Nation ...

  9. News - China

    Beijing will use tighter rein on Hong Kong, says analyst

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... the central government was losing patience with the city, 15 years after it returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Politburo leaders had an "antagonistic mentality", he said, predicting ... the helm from President Hu Jintao . Politburo member Li Yuanchao , a former party secretary of Jiangsu , is tipped to be promoted to vice-president overseeing Hong Kong affairs. "I have known ...

  10. Beijing targets 'corruption on wheels' to stem public anger

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Public anger at wasteful spending on official vehicles has become so intense that a meeting of the Communist Party Politburo chaired by General Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday ... to be surrounded by a sea of government vehicles. '[This campaign] will concentrate on some of the pressing issues the public feels strongly about to fight corruption,' the Politburo said ...




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